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Congressman, River Coalition Cheer Passage Of Great American Outdoors Act

A bill that aims to fund critical infrastructure work at National Parks, refuges, forest, recreation areas, and fund conservation efforts is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk.

House Bill 1957, known as the Great American Outdoors Act, passed the House of Representatives by 310 to 103 on Wednesday. Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, of Middletown Township, voted for the bill.

PFAS Reform Provisions Included in Defense Spending Bill

WASHINGTON – More than a dozen reforms to reduce and remediate pollution from the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS were included in the annual Department of Defense spending bill that passed the House today.

PFAS pollution has been detected at more than 300 military installations, but the Defense Department has been slow to clean up legacy pollution or reduce ongoing PFAS exposures.

Lawmakers Seeking To Crack Down On Toxic Chemicals Suffer Another Setback

WASHINGTON — An effort to crack down on toxic chemicals has been thwarted again — this time by Democrats.

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick — a Bucks County Republican who has championed the issue in Congress — and other lawmakers were hoping to amend a defense authorization bill this week with a series of strong provisions to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are used in tape, nonstick pans and other everyday items and linked to cancer and other serious health problems.

PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS ENDORSES BILL TO ENSURE PUBLIC LANDS ARE PROTECTED AND PRESERVED

WASHINGTON – Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus officially endorsed the Great American Outdoors Act, a landmark conservation bill that will help ensure public lands are protected and preserved. The bipartisan legislation passed the Senate 73-25 and if signed into law would provide full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million every year and address the approximately $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands.

After Senate Passes the Bi-Partisan Great American Outdoors Act, Environmental Group Urges House to Take It Across the Finish Line

WASHINGTON, DC — Starting today, billboards in 10 cities across the US, including San Francisco, Mt. Pleasant (SC), Parsippany (NJ), Scranton (PA), Glen Allen (VA), Virginia Beach, West Jordan (UT), Lansing (MI), Langhorne (PA), and Boise (ID), will go up urging members of Congress in those districts to protect our parks and public lands by passing the Great American Outdoors Act. Earlier this month, the Senate passed the bi-partisan Great American Outdoors Act with more than 70 votes.

Fitzpatrick announces bipartisan bill to remove toxic chemicals from federal water project sites

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would be required to determine if contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exists at any of its facilities or operating sites under a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).

“As co-chair of the bipartisan PFAS Task Force, I will never hesitate to hold the government accountable if it fails to follow through on its responsibility to protect public health,” Rep. Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick & Delgado Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Identify PFAS Contamination at Federal Water Infrastructure Projects

LANGHORNE, PA—Today, June 15th, 2020, U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Antonio Delgado (NY-19), both members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced bipartisan legislation to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine if there is any PFAS contamination on any of their facilities or operating sites. The bill also requires the Corps to identify the contaminants and their plan to clean up contaminated sites.

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